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Title snatched away

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Needing another rally down three runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Minot Vistas finally didn’t have an answer in front of their enthusiastic home supporters at Corbett Field. On a shallow fly ball to left field, the memorable run of the No. 5-seeded Vistas in their home state ...

Defeated, but not out

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The Minot Vistas earned a risk-free opportunity Tuesday afternoon to end No. 1-seeded Fargo Post 2’s season. Even with the pressure off, Fargo Post 2 was too much to handle in its redemption quest through the loser’s bracket of the Class AA American Legion State Tournament. Fargo upended ...

MSU soccer opens fall camp with ‘Midnight Madness’

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The Minot State women’s soccer team will open fall camp with the eighth annual Midnight Madness event at Herb Parker Stadium on Aug. 7. The match will feature 11-on-11 action with the squad being divided into red and green teams and will be played in two 30-minute halves. Admission is free ...

Jayden Wetzel overcomes the adversity of a torn ACL

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Our Redeemer’s Christian School graduate Jayden Wetzel could recall the entire defensive sequence that unfolded before he found himself in excruciating pain. His father, Kelly, came rushing out onto the court to console him. It was a moment both of them wish never happened, and a painful ...

Apple Grove Golf Course reopens after 2011 flood

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Golf is returning to east Minot with the reopening of the family-run Apple Grove Golf Course. The nine hole executive golf course that originally opened in 1979 by Tom and Ardis Aasen was severely damaged in the 2011 Souris River Flood. Don Aasen, son of Tom and Ardis and now co-owner of ...

Big Sticks hand Sabre Dogs loss

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The Lewis Division Champion Souris Valley Sabre Dogs led twice, but ultimately dropped Game 1 of a two-game series with the Badlands Big sticks by a final of 10-4. Hunter Holland gave Souris Valley an early lead with RBIs in the second and fourth innings. However, Badlands came back to tie ...

Last unbeaten left standing

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Last year, the Minot Vistas battled their way through the loser’s bracket to reach the American Legion Class AA state championship series. They decided to take the more direct, faster route this season. With a vocal home crowd behind them at Corbett Field, the No. 5-seeded Minot Vistas ...

Shutout earns state berth

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BURLINGTON — Twenty-four hours after losing a 8-7 heartbreaker to Burlington, the Renville County Muskrats picked themselves up and didn’t let their chance at making the American Legion Class B State Tournament slip away. A complete game shutout Sunday evening by Talon Thompson carried ...

Vistas blank Dickinson to stay undefeated at state

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Alex Schimke picked up right where Carson Tonini left off and the Minot Vistas are three wins away from their first Class AA State Tournament championship since 2010. Behind 6 1/3 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Schimke, the No. 5-seeded Vistas took down No. 8-seeded Dickinson, 5-0, ...

Sabre Dogs edged by Spearfish

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs opened a two-game series with the Spearfish Sasquatch with a 1-0 loss on Sunday. Spearfish broke a scoreless tie in the third inning, when Tom Imholte hit into a bases loaded double play to score AJ Davis. The Sabre Dogs offense tallied just two hits all evening ...

Fight of the Bulldogs

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BURLINGTON — Trailing 5-3 in the sixth inning on Saturday, Burlington head coach Matt Koronka thought he was witnessing his younger brother’s final Class B American Legion at-bat. Well, John Koronka had other ideas. In a favorable hitter’s count, John got his barrel on the ball and ...

Friendly confines of Corbett

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Its been a decade since the Class AA American Legion State Tournament has been held in the Magic City. As such, the Minot Vistas are grateful to be the hosts once again, as get to show off the newly turfed Corbett Field this weekend and into next week. “This is fun,” Vistas outfielder ...

Surrey Blue Sox end 16-year state tournament drought

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WATFORD CITY — From being the overlooked No. 5 seed to win the American Legion Class A Northwest Region championship, the Surrey Blue Sox certainly picked the right time to play their best baseball of the season. Surrey won its 13th regional title in program history, and first since 2002, ...

Ranching against the clock

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Consistency, plus having a little bit of margin of error to work with, helped the Counterfeit Cowboys from Sherwood hold off Towner’s Dokken Construction/B&J Excavating Thursday evening in the second and final night of Ranch Rodeo at the North Dakota State Fair. The Counterfeit Cowboys ...

KOTTSICK: Minot, a golf destination?

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Why not? Many golfers I know travel many miles for new golf experiences. Golfers are great bunch of folks and they love new challenges and new courses. Numerous times throughout the summer we will have golfers from other states and North Dakota cities stop and play while they are on a golf ...

Surrey Blue Sox Babe Ruth team headed to state

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SURREY — For the second year in a row, the Surrey Blue Sox are headed to the Babe Ruth Class B State Tournament. They are representing District 1. Their first game is today against Lamoure of District 6 in Steele. “For the most part, we’ve had a pretty decent season,” Blue Sox head ...

MSU football sixth in North Division preseason poll

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State has been selected to finish sixth in the North Division in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference preseason football poll as selected by the league head coaches and announced by the conference office on Thursday. The Beavers, who finished last season ...